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America's Civil Rights Struggle

Walking with the Wind Episode 2 of 4

To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, former Black Panther and music legend Nile Rodgers continues a four-part assessment of the struggle for African-American civil rights in the 1960s and beyond.

Featuring interviews with senior civil rights leaders and close aides of Martin Luther King, and a soundtrack of songs that drove the movement forward.

This week: thousands march on Washington to hear Martin Luther King outline his dream for black Americans; President Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act and the brutal suppression of black protest becomes international news.

This programme was first broadcast in 2004. On Wednesday 9 July, Motown legend Martha Reeves will narrate the fourth episode in the series: a brand new programme about the legacy of the civil rights movement in contemporary America.

57 minutes

Last on

Wed 25 Jun 2014 22:00
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